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GaylordWilshire Nov 27, 2011 2:19 PM

A few screenshots from "The Artist" etc
 
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https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-n...2520AM.bmp.jpgyoutube.com
This location is no mystery

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-9...2520AM.bmp.jpgyoutube.com
This appears to have been shot in Fremont Place, though the house seen is not #56, the one
Mary Pickford and her mother rented at one time. Charlotte Pickford also apparently owned #129 Fremont Place:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-B...2520AM.bmp.jpgParadise Leased

#126 now:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-X...2520AM.bmp.jpgGoogle Earth

#56:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-m...2520AM.bmp.jpgHouses of Hancock Park

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Z...2520AM.bmp.jpgyoutube.com
I'm thinking this is a set...can't think of an old L.A. theater that looks like this, can you? The
La Reina Theater on Ventura certainly doesn't....

sopas ej Nov 27, 2011 3:15 PM

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There were plenty of shots in the film where it looks like they used backlot sets, the "La Reina Theatre" being one of them.

I like that you posted pics of #56 and #126 Fremont Place, because I think they used both houses in "The Artist," one depicting the lead actor's house, the other being the lead actress'.

The film itself is basically the storyline of "A Star is Born." And it's not entirely silent; obviously there's a score, mostly original, and I say that because they use a borrowed one from another film--I won't give away which one, but I recognized it immediately. But near the very end, you hear a little bit of dialogue, which I thought was a cool, symbolic effect. It has a very Hollywood ending, and I really thought it was a nice homage to old, old Hollywood.

GaylordWilshire Nov 27, 2011 8:19 PM

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-P...2520AM.bmp.jpgLAPL

ethereal_reality Nov 28, 2011 12:01 AM

The Guardian Arms at 5217 Hollywood Boulevard.


http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/7...pt5217holl.jpg
LAPL






below: Today the graceful arches on the ground floor are gone. The small building to the left suffered a similar fate.


http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/530...dianarmsd1.jpg
google street view






http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/7...pt5217holl.jpg
google street view

GaylordWilshire Nov 28, 2011 2:26 AM

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And for 12 days in 1946, in room 726, lived... LAKompany

In spite of LAKompany's address confusion--with its odd-numbered address, Hunley's was obviously down the street from the Guardian Arms, not across the street--having never heard of it, I thought I'd post a picture of the theater:

http://jpg2.lapl.org/theater1/00014705.jpgLAPL

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-u...2520dahlia.jpgAmoeba

so-cal-bear Nov 28, 2011 2:42 AM

Rip off trade school
 
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Ian_house Nov 28, 2011 8:22 AM

Oh that's an amazing photos...I've always dreamed of coming to this place..I have a cousin who is living here..

ethereal_reality Nov 28, 2011 11:06 PM

A couple photos from 1965 of the old Hall of Records building.


http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/8...in1965bylo.jpg
Lou Mack








http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/843...in1965bylo.jpg
Lou Mack

GaylordWilshire Nov 28, 2011 11:58 PM

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e_r: I love that the beehives mimic the peaks of the wings of the Hall of Records building...

sopas ej Nov 29, 2011 1:56 AM

Check out these cool rides on the Pasadena Freeway/Arroyo Seco Parkway:
Video Link


Freeways; yes, freeways are the solution. :-P
Video Link

GaylordWilshire Nov 29, 2011 1:58 PM

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-o...2520AM.bmp.jpgfanpop

There is an amusing new blog, apparently inspired, in part, by our work here and devoted to a single house: 21chesterplace.com

GaylordWilshire Nov 29, 2011 2:21 PM

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-R...2520AM.bmp.jpgLAPL

Engineeral Nov 29, 2011 6:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5494149)
:previous: ooh la la.....now we're talking.

Cherie's was located on the 2nd floor of this beautiful building.

http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/7...r6560holly.jpg
google street view


I wonder where residence GLadstone 9034 was? Is there a way to figure out a location by an old phone number?

Go to a reference library (typically the main branch, not a neighbourhood library) and ask for the City Directory for the year that you think applies. Use the reverse phone number look-up table that the City Directory had. Libraries often keep many years of City Directories so you can look up occupants, etc., of locations years ago. Now that we are all so privacy-concerned the City Directories are no longer made - at least here where I live in Nova Scotia.

GaylordWilshire Nov 29, 2011 7:24 PM

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A number of Los Angeles city directories are available online at the LAPL--25 or so from 1909 to 1987--but, unfortunately, none have a reverse-lookup section for telephone numbers. In fact, the ones from 1909 to 1942 don't list phone numbers at all, only addresses. The first directory available online after 1942--the 1956 issue--is organized by address and has phone numbers, but still has no way to look up by phone number.

As for GLadstone, I think this might have been a Malibu exchange.

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Here's a Mullen-Bluett store I don't remember seeing a picture of before. It was at 6316 Hollywood Blvd near Vine.
To its left is R. H. Dyas, bought by The Broadway ca. 1931--the building which still has the iconic Broadway-
Hollywood sign on top. Pic is dated July 15, 1929.
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics43/00071355.jpgLAPL


Another shot new to me--the shop of the famous Travis Banton at 6530 Sunset:
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics45/00042124.jpgLAPL


This one, mercifully, is still there, as the Cat & Fiddle Restaurant.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--...2520PM.bmp.jpgGoogle Street View

RudyJK Nov 30, 2011 4:13 AM

Great Work Here!
 
Congratulations ethereal_reality and the entire noirish Los Angeles community; you have made this the most interesting thread on the SkyscraperPage Forum -- no small feat! I have spent countless hours in amazement at the detail and knowledge that you all have of this incredible city.

I have visited Los Angeles several times and was impressed each visit. Seeing these old photos makes me want to visit again and see some of the fantastic buildings, or at least their remains.

Once, with friends, we drove west on Mulholland and ended up on an unpaved stretch that had WWII missile lookout platforms up in the hills. We hiked up to great views of the Valley and Pacific. Where were we?

Any old pictures of John Lautner houses that you dig up would be great as well. I wish I could contribute something but am on the other side of the country. I have a dear friend in Long Beach that I plan on visiting soon...maybe I can schedule a camera day and make some posts.

Thanks again and keep up the great work!

sopas ej Nov 30, 2011 4:31 AM

Welcome, RudyJK!

Did you say Long Beach? ;)

Circa 1937, the Villa Riviera Hotel, Long Beach
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics30/00064758.jpg
LAPL

ethereal_reality Nov 30, 2011 4:41 AM

Thanks for the call out RudyJK!

I'm not sure where the missile platforms were located. I wish I knew.....it certainly sounds interesting.

ethereal_reality Nov 30, 2011 4:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Engineeral (Post 5497277)
Go to a reference library (typically the main branch, not a neighbourhood library) and ask for the City Directory for the year that you think applies. Use the reverse phone number look-up table that the City Directory had. Libraries often keep many years of City Directories so you can look up occupants, etc., of locations years ago. Now that we are all so privacy-concerned the City Directories are no longer made - at least here where I live in Nova Scotia.

Thanks for answering my question Engineeral. I appreciate it.

GaylordWilshire Nov 30, 2011 1:11 PM

Don't you wish you knew where these 40,000 slides went?
 
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-A...2520PM.bmp.jpgLAPL

ethereal_reality Nov 30, 2011 7:21 PM

:previous: My first thought was perhaps the stereoviews are hidden away in the basement of 213 South Broadway (I know....wishful thinking)
After checking google earth, I believe the building is gone. :(


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